Webster City Community School District adopts collaborative approach for Pleasant View, preschool leadership

In a recent news release, the Webster City Community School District announced that the Pleasant View principal responsibilities will be shared by three veteran principals with Webster City experience.

During their latest meeting, held on May 15, the Webster City Community School Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of three retired principals to share the duties of the Pleasant View principal and preschool program for the 2023-24 school year.

The three leaders — Kelli Reis, Becky Hacker-Kluver, and Darcy Cosens — will share responsibilities. However, due to previous retirement commitments each leader had, they will collaborate on timing and duties, with Cosens taking the lead for the four-year-old preschool program.

With the unexpected withdrawal of the previously selected Pleasant View candidate, the district took a creative approach to ensure a smooth transition for students, staff, and families.

After considering the retirees’ prior commitments, responsibilities were divided among the administrators.

Newly appointed Superintendent Matt Berninghaus has been involved in the plan over the past few weeks.

“This arrangement enables us to re-open the Pleasant View principal position early in the hiring season next year,” said Dr. Mandy Ross, current superintendent for Webster City CSD. “It also ensures a continuity of leadership for Pleasant View and our preschool program. I am confident that Ms. Reis, Ms. Hacker-Kluver, and Ms. Cosens will do a great job for our students, staff, and families.”

The interim school leaders will officially begin their duties in August.


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